Think your dog has what it takes to earn the coveted title of Canine Good Citizen? Put him to the test at the end of this month, when the Pennsylvania SPCA will kick off a CGC prep class for promising pups. Led by certified pet trainer and PSPCA volunteer Beth Strecker, the class will give you and your dog all the tools you need to ace the test – not to mention some quality time refining manners together. For the scoop on what to expect when you sign up, we asked Beth our most pressing questions: Who is the...Read More
Author: Holly Russel
For a pet lover and animal welfare advocate, food choices can be fraught with guilt. But while making a major lifestyle shift like adopting a vegan diet may seem daunting to the uninitiated, starting with small changes can help ease newbies into the process. Here to help is Nicole D’Angelo, a Philly girl with a full plate of fantastic foods and a vegan recipe blog to boot. We sat down with Nicole for the skinny on cooking cruelty-free. What inspired you to begin the blog? I wanted to share my favorite vegan recipes because I believe that a plant-based...Read More
On Saturday, June 22, Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers responded to complaints about strong animal odors emanating from a house on the 2800 Block of Walnut Hill Street and found 17 terrified animals – 14 small dogs and three cats – living in deplorable conditions. SPCA officials report that the dogs and cats were living in their own waste in the basement of the house in what was likely an illegal breeding operation. Most of the dogs had filthy matted coats and were infested with fleas, and the cats were in similar poor health. The ammonia level in the...Read More
Be a lifesaver to an animal in need this summer! Springtime is a busy season for area shelters, who must manage the annual influx of new litters of puppies and kittens in addition to all of the adult animals they serve. This makes summer the perfect time to support those shelters – and save lives – by adopting a new pet. On June 15-16, a group of local rescues and shelters is hosting a mega-adoption event: the All Paws on Deck adoption festival at the Plymouth Meeting Petsmart store on Chemical Road. From small dogs to big dogs, puppies...Read More
The adoption staff at ACCT Philly often gets photos and updates from shelter alumni, but last month, they received a great surprise when they learned one of their own is now starring in his very own book! Chance and Chip…A Match made in Heaven tells the amazing story of two plucky mutts who braved the elements, beat the odds and found the perfect family. Authored by dad-and-daughter team Chris and Angeline George, the book is available for download on Amazon. We sat down with Chris for the backstory on what inspired this one-of-a-kind “tail.” Lots of people rescue dogs,...Read More
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Braxton’s Annual Harvest Fest is a popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. It brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of fun!More
We're back for our 5th year, bringing you Philly's most beloved dog-rescue 5K.
The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the ...
The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the Rescue Rally following the race. Racers, spectators, family and friends are able to meet furry friends for adoption and get more information about volunteering with local animal shelters. Proceeds go to continuing the mission of The Monster Milers, Philly’s shelter dog running and rescue, 501c3 non-profit volunteer group. You in? Register today.
The Rescue Run 5k Perks:
*Tech T-Shirts for all pre-registered runners (Men’s and Women’s sizes available)
*Personalized Fundraising Pages
*Team Set-Up (Form a Team! Join a Team! Lead a Team!)
*Awards for Age Group Winners
*Fundraising Prizes (Individual and Team)
*Adoptable dogs at the race from our foster program, local shelters and rescues
*Warm fuzzies knowing that you ran for rescue!
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Yoga with puppies? Yes! Join us at 8 am on Sunday, September 24th for an all levels class with Maria Sylvester Terry, RYT-200 where friendly dogs are welcome. Dogs will remain on leash while we practice ...More